Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothies

Are you getting your "Five a Day's?"

Need a great breakfast or snack on the go?  Grab a quick fruit smoothie and a muffin and you are off to go.  There are two ways you can put together some quick smoothies. 

First Is The Grab and Go 

These smoothies are premade smoothies frozen in Ball freezer continers.  1 1/2 cups your favorite fruit and/or veggie combination, yogurt, protein powder, some chia and/or flax seeds, a little honey, vanilla and/or herbs/spices of your choice.  Blend, pour into the freezer containers and freeze.

Take the container out and put in the refrigerator the night before so it begins to thaw or take along on an outing or road trip.  Any Smoothie is also great frozen as pops and shared with the children that way.

Apple Yogurt Smoothie

2 cups yogurt
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled and diced
½ cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
5-6 ice cubes

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes


Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Ready To Go Smoothie Ingredients

Another "Smoothie for two" option is to take 1 1/2 cup frozen fruits, place them in a zipper bag and keep them in the freezer along with 3-4 frozen yogurt cubes until ready to use.

Yogurt can be frozen in ice cube trays, popped out and placed into the zipper bag and stored in the freezer with your fruit.  Simply grab a bag, give it a whirl in your blender along with a cup of raw milk (opt) and you have an instant smoothie.

Here's a great smoothie for the fall:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This smoothie serves two so reduce for one serving.  Pumplin Puree and Sugar Free Applesause are frozen in ice cube trays as is your yogurt.

6 frozen yogurt Cubes
4 pumpkin puree cubes
4 applesauce cubes
1 banana
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup raw milk or milk substitute

Blend and serve

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